Position: Technical Director
Department: Production
Reports to: Director of Production

Summary of Position:

The Technical Director is responsible for the daily technical operations of the theatre including all scenic and paint construction, installation, and maintenance. The TD is responsible for the hiring and onboarding of all scenic team members. An ideal candidate communicates clearly and efficiently, manages multiple productions and events in different phases of completion, and can successfully lead employees to complete their tasks efficiently and safely.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Oversee all technical aspects of RMT’s productions with a primary focus on building, painting, installing, and striking scenic elements
  • Advise Director of Production on the technical specifications, construction costs and usage of technical equipment required for the individual projects and supervise the implementation of approved technical designs
  • Create and distribute build drawings to scenic staff for all constructed elements
  • Supervise and assist with scenic construction to insure support of the artistic vision within the limitations of schedule, labor, and budget
  • Determine the necessary technical support in collaboration with other production departments, including lighting, sound, stage management, and all special needs necessary for productions in advance of production dates
  • Attend meetings and rehearsals as needed, to supervise and assist in the technical aspects of mounting successful productions
  • Assist with the preparation and control of annual scenic budgets; maintain inventory and order specialized scenic supplies
  • Administrative tasks include scenic budget creation, expense tracking and allocation, payroll support, and administration of RMT employee policies and processes.
  • Assist in recruiting, onboarding, training, and assignment of technical staff
  • Provide logistical support for facility rentals and visiting productions regarding safety, technical characteristics, and other areas of facility operations
  • Monitor the condition of equipment and technical assets of the theatre including scene shop, storage, stage, and rigging equipment; arrange for the repair and replacement within budgetary constraints; perform preventive maintenance on equipment
  • Recommend to the Director of Production Fixed Asset purchases of technical equipment
  • Other duties as assigned

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent work experience
  • 5 years of Technical Direction experience in professional theatrical organizations
  • Experience forming and managing relationships with visiting artists, staff, and overhire
  • Advanced knowledge of theatrical rigging and double purchase fly system
  • Advanced knowledge of ACAD or Vectorworks
  • Excellent time management, organization, and administrative skills
  • Proficiency in MS Office Suite and Outlook
  • Satisfactory driving record, as determined by RMT management, and valid driver’s license

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master’s Degree in Technical Direction or equivalent work experience
  • 5 years of Technical Direction experience working on large scale musicals
  • Welding and Structural Engineering experience

Physical Demands

  • Able to lift at least 50 pounds
  • Able to perform physical activities such as, but not limited to lifting and bending, as well as climbing ladders
  • Ability to work from heights (grids, catwalks, ladders, scaffolding, and lifts)
  • Workdays could include long periods of time either sitting or standing

To apply, email with “Technical Director Position” in the subject line and include cover letter and resume. No phone calls please.

Relocation assistance and signing bonus available.